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September 26th 2014, 12:01 pm PT

Celebrate Forza Horizon 2 at Microsoft Stores, unlock the Exclusive Audi RS 4 Avant

Forza Horizon 2 launches next week, and Microsoft retail stores are planning activities to mark the occasion on Day 1 and beyond. On Tuesday, September 30th – launch day – at least the first 25 customers to pick up their copy of the game at each of the 104 Microsoft retail stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will receive a Forza Horizon 2 gift bag.

PreOrder Audi Forza Horizon 2

If you pre-order Forza Horizon 2 in store before Tuesday, receive a $10 gift card for Microsoft Stores or $10 to spend in the Xbox Store if you order on MicrosoftStore.com. A pre-order will also net you a Microsoft Store-exclusive in-game code to unlock the Audi RS 4 Avant in-game.

Additionally, select Microsoft retail stores will have Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheels available for purchase at $99.99, while supplies last.

Microsoft Stores across the country will also host gameplay tournaments from Tuesday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 5. To find out more about tournaments, contact your local store.

If you don’t want to compete, you can try the game, pick up a copy of Forza Horizon 2, and get a custom Forza photo taken. You can also trade in your Xbox 360 or PS3 and receive $100 towards your Xbox One console purchase. More details about our game and console trade-in program here.

September 26th 2014 at 12:01 pm | Events, Xbox One | 34 comments

September 8th 2014, 2:15 pm PT

Celebrate the Launch of Destiny with us Tonight

Destiny is mere hours away from launch on Xbox One and Xbox 360, and we know many of you want to play as soon as possible. Join us tonight for the midnight launch party at your local Microsoft retail store and be among the first to experience Destiny.

As you might expect, you’ll be able to grab your copy of Destiny at midnight, but attendees will actually be able to go hands-on earlier, as Destiny stations go live in-store starting at 10 P.M. local time.

Bonus: the first 100 people to pick up their pre-order will get an exclusive Destiny swag bag, and we’ll also raffle off prizes and serve snacks for guests.

If you don’t already have an Xbox One, there are a number of specials going on this week as well. Pick up an Xbox One at the Microsoft Store and you’ll receive a $50 Xbox Gift Card AND a FREE game, for a limited time only.  Microsoft Stores are also offering a $100 credit if you trade in your old Xbox 360 towards your Xbox One purchase.

Nearly every store in the US and Canada is participating this evening, so check here to find your nearest Microsoft Store location: msft.it/destiny

If you can’t make it out to a launch event tonight, we invite you to join us for a live Twitch broadcast of Destiny, beginning 9pm Pacific/Midnight Eastern. We’ll be broadcasting from the Bellevue, Washington store (just a few blocks away from Bungie HQ), and playing through the early hours of Destiny. We might even toss a few giveaways into the chat stream as well…

Want to play with us? Join the Major Nelson Xbox Clan here, and we’ll see you tonight!

September 8th 2014 at 2:15 pm | Events, Xbox 360, Xbox One | 7 comments

September 3rd 2014, 9:32 am PT

Xbox Live Gold Members Play Forza Motorsport 5 Free This Weekend

In preparation for the launch of Forza Horizon 2 on September 30th, we’re excited to announce that all Xbox Live Gold members can enjoy Forza Motorsport 5 for free this entire upcoming weekend. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. PDT, Thursday, September 4 through 11:59 p.m. PDT, Sunday, September 7, Gold members in Xbox One markets can enjoy Forza Motorsport 5, in entirety and for free.

The Forza Motorsport 5 weekend will allow you to check out the full Forza experience with special in-game challenges, online play, and collect achievements and Gamerscore. After the weekend, you’ll have the option to purchase the game online from the Xbox Games Store or visit your favorite retailer and continue playing from where you left off.

Additionally, Turn 10 has some special events planned for the weekend; for more details on the click over to Xbox Wire.

September 3rd 2014 at 9:32 am | Events, Xbox One | 76 comments

September 2nd 2014, 4:02 pm PT

Take a Look Inside our Pre-PAX ID@Xbox Open House

As Xbox is headquartered in the Seattle area, PAX Prime is a special event for us. This year, we were thrilled to invite the Xbox faithful over to our house to play some games. Hundreds of you took us up on the offer; take a look:

At the event, we showcased 29 new and upcoming ID@Xbox titles, including Volgarr the Viking, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, and the just-released Warframe. Couch co-op and competitive multiplayer was on full display, with titles like #IDARB, Chariot, Knight Squad, and SlashDash drawing crowds (and lots of shouting).

So we’d like to offer a sincere thank you to those who made the trip out to Redmond, including those who braved a rush hour ride on the Sunset Overdrive bus. Your enthusiasm and sheer numbers are strong encouragement for us to go big next year as well.

And, of course, we’ll keep all of you updated on when these games hit the Xbox Games Store.

September 2nd 2014 at 4:02 pm | Events, ID@Xbox, PAX | 7 comments

August 25th 2014, 4:43 pm PT

Microsoft Retail Stores Hosting Launch Events for Madden NFL 15 and Destiny

In the coming weeks, all 103 Microsoft Stores will be hosting a series of in-store events to celebrate the launches of Madden NFL 15 and Destiny.

To kick off the launch of the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle and the start of the football season, 60 Stores in U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will be hosting tournaments for Madden NFL 15. Sign up for local challenges or watch the best in your area compete from Aug. 26 through Sept. 5. To find out more about tournaments check with your local store.

Additionally, on Sept. 6 all Microsoft Stores will host a Madden and NFL Kickoff Party just in time for the official opening weekend of football season. Attend the day long festivities, including hands-on gameplay, giveaways and a fun photo opp putting your face on the cover the game. The first 25 fans to pick up their copy of Madden NFL 15 this day will receive their very own NFL gift bag.

If you didn’t pre-order your limited edition Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle, which includes a copy of Madden NFL 15, you can pick one up during one of these store events. You can also trade in your Xbox 360 or PS3 and receive $100 towards your purchase.

Then, to celebrate Destiny’s upcoming launch, Microsoft retail stores will begin the countdown to midnight launch with events starting at 10 p.m. on Sept. 8 with early gameplay access, giveaways, food, drink, and more. You’ll have a chance to get your hands on the game before picking up your copy. Additionallly, Microsoft Stores offer a $10 gift card for pre-orders of any game in the Store, including Destiny, or $10 on Xbox Live if you order on MicrosoftStore.com.

 

August 25th 2014 at 4:43 pm | Events | 11 comments

August 25th 2014, 8:39 am PT

Xbox at PAX Prime 2014

Labor Day might just mean a long weekend for some, but for gamers, it’s PAX Prime time: four days of games, panels, and camaraderie with our fellow players. As is custom, Xbox has a lot planned – Washington is our home base, after all. Here are some highlights – find the full rundown over at Xbox Wire.

PAX Event

Thursday: ID@Xbox Pre-PAX Open House

PAX doors don’t officially open until Friday, but we know a lot folks get into town early. That’s why we’re inviting everyone over to Microsoft’s Redmond Campus to play some new and upcoming indies on Xbox One. The event starts at 6pm, and we’ll even give you a ride. Find all the details here.

Saturday: Major Nelson Radio at PAX Prime

Sphinx Theatre

Saturday, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

For the 10th year in a row, it’s Major Nelson Radio at PAX Prime! Like a fine wine that has gotten better with age, Major Nelson Radio goes down smooth and leaves no bitter aftertaste.

Join Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson, e, lollip0p and JEF United as we record an episode of the award winning podcast “Major Nelson Radio” LIVE in front of a studio audience. We will have prizes, guests and probably fun.

Note: Clowns are not permitted at the recording.

Friday-Monday: Visit the Xbox Booth

The Xbox Booth [#412] is the place to play this holiday’s hottest blockbusters! We’ll be featuring hands-on Xbox One exclusives like Sunset Overdrive, remastered Halo 2 Anniversary and Forza Horizon 2, the highly anticipated Electronic Arts title Dragon Age: Inquisition and digital favorites like Ori and the Blind Forest, Killer Instinct, Project Spark, and Project Totem, plus various ID@Xbox titles.

We’re also leading panels, participating in Pinny Arcade, hosting a Halo Tournament with Twitch and giving PAX fans a way to put themselves in the world of Sunset City at the Paramount Theatre. Learn more about these activities plus more at our U.S. Events Website.

To learn more about what you’ll find when you visit the Xbox Booth, including Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive, and Dragon Age Inquisition, click here.

General PAX Info

EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

Friday, August 29 – 9:00 am to 6 pm (press only until 10:00 am)

Saturday, August 30 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 31 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Monday, September 1 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

See PAX website for extended event hours and other evening activities. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you starting this Thursday.

August 25th 2014 at 8:39 am | Events, PAX | 32 comments

August 21st 2014, 1:43 pm PT

You’re Invited to Microsoft to Play ID@Xbox Games

With tons of ID@Xbox titles coming in the next 12 months from some amazing independent developers, we simply couldn’t fit them all in the Xbox booth. So we decided to give them their own event, and you’re invited.

Yes, you.

PAX Event

We’re throwing open the doors at the scenic Microsoft Campus – come see where we work, come play our games, and kick off PAX Prime weekend with hundreds of fellow gamers.

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Thursday, August 28th from 6:00 PM til 8:30 PM)

Where: Microsoft Building 92, 15010 NE 36th Street, Redmond, WA 98052 (directions here)

Who: Xbox fans 18 and older (under 18 allowed with parent/guardian)

What you can do: Play over 25 upcoming ID@Xbox titles. Talk to the devs. See the beautiful Xbox campus.

Admission cost: FREE

We know many of you will be in town for PAX Prime, and we’ve got you covered. We’ve commandeered the Sunset Overdrive bus to get you here – Overcharge included! Shuttles will pick up from the Seattle Convention Center area (map here!) at 430pm and 630pm, returning to the Convention Center at 8pm and 930pm.

NOTE: the bus has limited capacity, and are first-come-first-served. If you drive, we’ll have plenty of parking for you on-site.

See you next Thursday!

UPDATE: Here’s the confirmed list of playable titles at the event:

#IDARB Other Ocean
Chariot Frima
Dive Kick Iron Galaxy Studios, LLC
Dungeon of the Endless AMPLITUDE Studios
Fenix Rage Reverb Triple XP
Fibbage Jackbox Games, Inc.
Funk of Titans A Crowd of Monster S.L.
Gunscape Blowfish Studios
Knight Squad Chainsawesome Games
Legend of Raven Nicalis, Inc.
Lifeless Planet Stage 2 Studios, LLC
Lovely Planet tinyBuild
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Asteroid Base Inc.
Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna) E-Line Media
No Time to Explain tinyBuild
Pinball FX2 Zen Studios
Pneuma: Breath of Life Deco Digital
QUBE: Director’s Cut Toxic Games
Rivals of Aether Dan Fornace
Roundabout No Goblin
Siegecraft Commander Blowfish Studios
SlashDash Nevernaut Games
SpeedRunners tinyBuild
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing NeocoreGames
Threes! Hidden Variable Studios
Unmechanical: Advanced Edition GRIP Digital s.r.o.
Volgarr the Viking Crazy Viking Studios LLC
Warframe Digital Extremes

August 21st 2014 at 1:43 pm | Events, PAX | 26 comments

August 15th 2014, 4:04 am PT

Gamescom 2014 Binaural Audio Experiment

Like I did at E3, I recorded a below Binaural Audio Tour – this time at Gamescom.

If you listen to this with headphones on, you’ll have the maximum effect of actually being on the show floor with me.

Enjoy.

 

Recorder: Zoom H1
Microphones: In-Ear Binaural Mics

August 15th 2014 at 4:04 am | Events | 12 comments

August 12th 2014, 9:33 am PT

All of Today’s gamescom News in One Place

It’s been a busy day here at gamescom, as we’ve shared a lot of news and new trailers and gameplay demos with folks here in Cologne and around the world. For those of you perhaps just waking up in another part of the world, feel free to re-live the entire show at your leisure right here. If not, here’s an at-a-glance view of many of the day’s happenings:

consoles

Sunset Overdrive, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and FIFA 15 bundles coming this holiday.

First look at Quantum Break gameplay.

The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta will run from Dec. 29, 2014 through Jan. 18, featuring 4 vs. 4 showdowns, seven maps and three game types.

Sanctuary revealed as the fourth of six fan-favorite Halo 2 multiplayer maps being reimagined for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Rise of the Tomb Raider, coming holiday 2015, exclusively on Xbox

ID@Xbox gamescom montage video:

ScreamRide coming exclusively to Xbox One and Xbox 360 this Spring.

Evolve beta hits Xbox One in January

Rolls Royce coming to Forza Motorsport 5

Before the show even started this morning, we announced a number of new features, including DLNA support, boot to TV, support for a whole host of media filetypes, and much more.

Sign up for the Fable Legends multiplayer beta at fablelegends.com. Go!

August 12th 2014 at 9:33 am | Events, gamescom, Xbox One | 209 comments

August 12th 2014, 4:24 am PT

Watch gamescom 2014 Xbox Briefing Live Here

Guten Morgen from Cologne, Germany, home of gamescom. In just a few minutes, we’ll be making announcements, demoing upcoming titles, and sharing new trailers with Xbox fans from around the world. This year, we’re streaming live on Xbox.com, your Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone (download the app here) and on Twitch. Or just watch right here, beginning at 2pm local time (find out what time that is where you live by clicking here).

Be sure to keep watching after the briefing concludes, as we demo some of our biggest holiday titles live, including Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Forza Horizon 2, and Sunset Overdrive.

August 12th 2014 at 4:24 am | Events | 35 comments

August 11th 2014, 9:00 am PT

Watch the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer World Premiere Here

Gamescom week begins today, with the world premiere of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer broadcast live from Cologne, Germany.

Xbox Live’s Aceybongos and I will interview Sledgehammer Games,the creators of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare interviews and debut the new multiplayer trailer. Watch it all unfold below, or, if you’d like to watch from your living room, launch the live events player on your Xbox One or Xbox 360.

The event begins today at 19:00 CET (1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific), so see you then.
UPDATE: the event has concluded, but you may enjoy a full replay here.

Here’s the just-released official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Multiplayer Reveal Trailer:

August 11th 2014 at 9:00 am | COD, Events | 23 comments

August 8th 2014, 1:00 pm PT

Follow Xbox Live from gamescom 2014

The world’s largest videogames event, gamescom, is just days away. Xbox is going big in Cologne, Germany next week, and for the first time, you’ll be able to follow along at home – LIVE.

ticket to gamescom

CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE MULTIPLAYER WORLD PREMIERE FROM GAMESCOM:

Tune in on Monday, August 11th at 19:00 CET (1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific) to see Sledgehammer Games present the exclusive live reveal of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer. More details can be found here, and I’ll set up a post on majornelson.com Monday with a video embed for easy viewing.

GAMESCOM 2014 XBOX BRIEFING AND AFTER SHOW:

For the first time, watch the gamescom Xbox Briefing live from wherever you are. The broadcast begins Tuesday, August 12th at 14:00 local time (which is 8am Eastern and an eye-opening 5am Pacific – set your alarm).

Immediately following gamescom 2014 Xbox Briefing, stay tuned for live playthroughs of some of our biggest holiday titles. Hosted by Major Nelson and AceyBongos. explore Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and more with the developers.

Watch everything on Xbox.com, your Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone (download the app here) or on Twitch.


TWITCH XBOX BOOTH STREAMING:

We’ll be broadcasting live to www.Twitch.tv/Xbox direct from the Xbox booth from all gamescom long. We’re lining up a packed schedule of key first and third party Xbox One titles, including developer guest appearances. More details to come next week.


CONSTANT UPDATES:

Of course, I’ll be tweeting from @majornelson all week long, and updating this site. Xbox Wire will be previewing nearly every Xbox game at the show throughout the week, and look for daily videos on Xbox One and Xbox 360 Dashboard.

See you live on Monday!

August 8th 2014 at 1:00 pm | Events, gamescom | 89 comments

August 1st 2014, 5:01 am PT

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer World Premiere from gamescom

It’s officially August, and that means it’s nearly time for gamescom, the world’s busiest gaming convention. This year, we’re kickstarting our week in Cologne, Germany, with a live special you can enjoy at home.

Join me, Xbox Live’s Aceybongos, and the creators of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the world broadcast premiere of the next generation of Call of Duty multiplayer during a special live event streamed on Xbox Live.

Tune in on August 11th 19:00 CET (1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific) to see Sledgehammer Games present the exclusive live reveal of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer, featuring exclusive interviews and the world premiere of the new multiplayer trailer.

Here’s a taste:

We have plenty more planned for gamescom 2014, and we can’t wait to share more with you soon.

August 1st 2014 at 5:01 am | COD, Events, gamescom | 82 comments

July 26th 2014, 8:59 am PT

Watch the Halo: Nightfall Panel Right Here

This year’s San Diego Comic Con has been a haven for Halo fans, with two panels packing the halls to learn more about Halo: Nightfall and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. While Comic-con panels are rarely livestreamed, 343 Industries has now made the entirety of the panel available for viewing. Here, meet the stars and creators of Halo: Nightfall:

For those of you at San Diego Comic-con this weekend, be sure to drop by the 2nd floor of the Manchester Grand Hyatt to go hands on with dozens of upcoming Xbox One titles, meet some of the devs who are creating them, and get your hands on super-limited-edition collectibles. More details here.

July 26th 2014 at 8:59 am | Events | 15 comments

July 22nd 2014, 2:54 pm PT

No Comic-con Badge? No Problem. Join us Thursday in San Diego

We’re planning a lot of great stuff at San Diego Comic Con later this week. But what if you don’t have a badge (they do usually sell out in a fraction of a second)? Well, we’d still like you to see everything we’ve got on offer at the Xbox Lounge.

Xbox Lounge

We’ve been able to clear access for several dozen non-badged Xbox fans this Thursday night only. Drop by, play games that aren’t even out yet, and make everyone else jealous. Easy!

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Thursday, July 24th at 9:00 PM (open til Midnight)

Where: Manchester Hyatt San Diego, 2nd Floor, Seaport Ballroom
(look for the line labeled “Xbox Community/Major Nelson”)

Who: Xbox fans 21 and older (ID will be checked!)

What you can do: Play Sunset Overdrive, Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, Fable Legends, Ori and The Blind Forest, Madden NFL 15 and much more (!) Talk to the devs. See and be seen.

Attendance is limited, but if you do have a Comic-con Badge, feel free to drop by the lounge throughout the week.

See you Thursday!

July 22nd 2014 at 2:54 pm | Events | 13 comments

July 21st 2014, 11:59 am PT

Celebrate the Destiny Beta on Xbox this Wednesday

Are you ready for the Destiny Beta on Xbox? This coming Wednesday, we invite you to join us to help celebrate the launch of the beta everyone will be playing this week. Since we’ll be in San Diego for Comic-con, we’re inviting locals to join us at the San Diego Microsoft Store at Fashion Valley Mall.

Destiny Beta

We’ll be broadcasting the Destiny beta on Xbox One over Twitch from the store, before raffling off some great prizes to those in attendance. Bonus: the first 100 attendees will receive a code for the Destiny beta for Xbox, redeemable on Bungie.net.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When: Wednesday, July 23rd at 5:00 PM

Where: Fashion Valley Microsoft retail store in San Diego

Who: everyone is welcome

Once the broadcast is concluded, we’ll be sticking around with our friends at Razer for their event, which continues at the Microsoft Store until 11pm. They’ve got a lot planned, so be sure to find all the details here.

If you’re planning on attending, please let us know by RSVPing on this event’s page on Facebook. This event is free, and you don’t need Comic-con passes to attend. See you there!

If you miss us on Wednesday, make sure to swing by the Microsoft Store outside of the Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Hyatt.  They’ll be running Comic-con-only Xbox offers on-site, including console and pre-order game offers.

 

July 21st 2014 at 11:59 am | Events | 277 comments

July 11th 2014, 9:01 am PT

Killer Instinct at Evo This Weekend

This weekend, fighting game enthusiasts from around the world descend will on Las Vegas for The Evolution Championship Series. Evo is the largest fighting game tournament in the world, and Killer Instinct will play a big part again this year.

TJ Combo KIller Instinct

Killer Instinct is the only current gen fighter in competition. Here’s when its in action:

  • Tournament pools start at 10am Pacific Saturday 7/12
  • Semifinals begin at 6pm Pacific Saturday 7/12
  • Finals begin at 11am Pacific Sunday 7/13

For those of you at the show, we’ll have the latest build of Killer Instinct with TJ Combo available to play at the Mad Catz booth.

We’re also presenting a Killer Instinct Season 2 Developer Panel at 10am Saturday 7/12, where we’ll be presenting the season 2 philosophy, hearing from Iron Galaxy and Microsoft, and of course, answering questions from attendees. It turns out the panel was Friday.

For those who can’t make it to Vegas, we encourage you to watch from wherever you may be via the Twitch-hosted broadcast.

  • Click here to watch the initial pools and semifinals Saturday
  • Click here to watch the Finals on Sunday

July 11th 2014 at 9:01 am | Events, Xbox One | 10 comments

July 10th 2014, 12:20 pm PT

Xbox at San Diego Comic-Con

Comic-Con International: San Diego is the biggest, craziest, most awesome pop culture convention in the world – and from July 24-27, Xbox will be in sunny Southern California, bringing its A-game. These are the events to attend and games to play at the show.

Panels

See some previews for upcoming games, and learn the latest scoops from some of Xbox’s most talented developers. If you’re a gamer, you won’t want to miss any of these:

Halo: Nightfall First-Look
Thursday, July 24, 11:45AM – 12:45PM, Room 6BCF

Prepare for your next step in the Halo Journey with a deep-dive into Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Join 343’s Kiki Wolfkill (Executive Producer), Frank O’Connor (Franchise Development Director)along with key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew, and be among the first to get the details of the story and production.


The Fusion of Art and Style in Sunset Overdrive
Thursday, July 24, 5:00PM – 6:00PM, Room 5AB

Join Xbox Live’s Major Nelson to get an inside look into the inspiration behind the vibrant and off-the-wall style of Sunset Overdrive, a new open-world action game coming exclusively to the Xbox One this fall. Audience members will be the first to see new Sunset Overdrive content illustrating the creative freedom the game offers players. Hear directly from Insomniac Games’s Drew Murray and Marcus Smith (Game and Creative Director, respectively) along with art director Jacinda Chew and lead character artist Gavin Goulden.


Halo: The Master Chief Collection Developer Panel
Friday, July 25, 10:15AM – 11:15AM, Room 6BCF

Join 343 Industries’ Senior Producer, Dennis Ries, and Franchise Director, Frank O’Connor, Certain Affinity’s President and original Halo 2 multiplayer and online design lead, Max Hoberman, and other guests for an in-depth conversation about Halo: The Master Chief Collection.  Fans can hear about what to expect from the highly anticipated compilation and discuss the efforts being made to bring the story of the Master Chief and Halo’s legendary multiplayer to a new generation.

Digging E.T. -  Behind the Scenes of the Xbox Originals Documentary, “Atari: Game Over”
Friday, July 25, 3:30PM – 4:40PM, Room 5AB

Comic-Con fans will get the first glimpse at “Atari: Game Over,” the Xbox Originals documentary that chronicles the fall of the Atari Corporation through the lens of one of the biggest mysteries of all time, dubbed “The Great Video Game Burial of 1983.” As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of hundreds of thousands of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico.  Join Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, original Atari video game designer Howard Scott Warshaw (E.T., Yars’s Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark), two-time Academy Award winning executive producer Simon Chinn (“Searching for Sugar Man” and “Man on Wire”), Emmy winning executive producer Jonathan Chinn (FX’s “30 Days” and PBS’s “American High”), director Zak Penn (“X-Men 2,” “Avengers,” and “Incident at Loch Ness”), Fuel CEO Mike Burns and more as they take fans behind the scenes and share an inside look into the making of this weird and wonderful film. Moderated by Larry Hyrb, Xbox’s Major Nelson.


The Xbox Booth & Lounge

Whether you’re in the convention center hanging out at the Xbox booth (booth #100) or down the street at the Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt (1 Market Place), we’ve got over two dozen different games to check out. Come by to play an unparalleled line-up of games that will all be heading to Xbox One consoles later in 2014 or check out our entertainment offerings.

  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Evolve
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Fable Legends
  • Ori and The Blind Forest
  • Super Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix
  • Madden NFL 15
  • Skylanders Trap Team
  • The Evil Within
  • The Crew
  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
  • Killer Instinct
  • Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
  • Project Spark
  • Minecraft
  • Powerstar Golf
  • Project Totem
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • #IDARB
  • Fenix Rage
  • Dance Central Spotlight
  • Titanfall
  • Forza 5
  • Kinect Sports Rivals

Xbox Tournaments Powered by MLG. As the exclusive sponsor of the Comic-Con Lounge, Xbox is teaming up with Major League Gaming (MLG) to bring eSports to Comic-Con. From July 24-27, the Xbox Gaming Lounge will host a variety of walk-up-and-play tournaments for

Titanfall

,

Killer Instinct

, and

Forza Motorsport 5

. The tourneys are designed for all Comic-Con attendees, gamers, and aspiring competitors. MLG commentator Chris Puckett will provide play-by-play commentary for walk-up gamers, who will also have the opportunity to play against MLG pros and YouTube stars. Tournaments will be broadcast on the MLG apps for Xbox One and Xbox 360, as well as MLG.tv and MLG mobile apps.

Killer Instinct

tournaments will take place Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Forza Motorsport 5 tournaments will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Titanfall tournaments will take place Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m and Friday and Saturday from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Xbox Gaming Lounge is located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (One Market Place, Seasport Ballroon, 2nd Floor).

In addition to the events listed above, we’ve also got a few surprises in store for the show. Stay tuned for more news on SDCC.

Remember: Since the Panels and Xbox Lounge are official parts of  the Comic Con schedule, you will need a Comic Con badge to attend.

July 10th 2014 at 12:20 pm | Events | 18 comments

July 5th 2014, 7:01 am PT

Watch the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Panel Today at Noon Central

Today, at RTX in Austin, 343 and Certain Affinity are presenting an exclusive look at the development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The developers will be discussing the design and vision of the project, with original Halo 2 development stories from lead Halo 2 multiplayer designer/Certain Affinity president Max Hoberman.

If you can’t join us at the Austin Convention Center today, we invite you to watch live from wherever you are on Twitch:

Watch live video from RTXlive2 on www.twitch.tv

It all starts at Noon Central Time (click here to see start time where you live)

There’s plenty more over on Halo Waypoint. Enjoy!

 

 

July 5th 2014 at 7:01 am | Events, Halo | 40 comments

June 11th 2014, 9:21 am PT

Play Sunset Overdrive Tonight in LA

Unless you managed to win your way in, E3 is closed to the general public. That’s why Insomniac Games is taking the Sunset Overdrive E3 show floor experience outside of the LA Convention Center for tonight only! Join us at the Century City Microsoft store to be among the first gamers to go hands on with this upcoming Xbox One exclusive’s newly revealed Chaos Squad. Attendees will also have the chance to meet the Insomniacs that make Sunset Overdrive as well as Xbox Live’s Major Nelson.

As with any Xbox event, we’ll be raffling off Xbox One consoles and other fun giveaways in the store, including cans of ice cold Overcharge Delirium XT! (Yes, seriously)

Sunset Overdrive for Xbox One

What: Sunset Overdrive Event at Century City Microsoft Store hosted by Major Nelson

Where: Microsoft retail store at Century City10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

When: Wednesday, June 11th – 6 to 9pm (this means TONIGHT)

Bonus: Pre-order Sunset Overdrive at the Microsoft Store Century City Event and get a limited edition poster you can get the Insomniac devs to sign! Plus, get a $10 Microsoft Store gift card, 2 exclusive melee weapons and secure your copy of the Day One Edition, which includes a bonus gun, outfit and the Hardcore Hammer.

Oh, and because we know the only thing worse than a town full of violent, Overcharge-powered mutants is LA traffic, we’re setting up a ride on the baddest bus ever to hit Santa Monica Boulevard.

The Sunset Overdrive bus will make a visit to the West Hollywood Gamestop location (7100 Santa Monica Blvd #115, West Hollywood, CA 90046) today from 4-5pm, then roll over to the Century City event (return drop-offs at 730pm and 9pm). It only seats 40 people, so you’ll want to be at Gamestop early enough to grab a spot.

More details on the Facebook event page here. Any questions? Ask away in the comments.

See you tonight!






June 11th 2014 at 9:21 am | E3, Events | 31 comments

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